Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Statement on Congressional Shooting Today

June 14, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) issued the following statement in response to the shooting incident at the congressional baseball practice in Virginia this morning:

“My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by the vicious shooting at the congressional baseball practice this morning. We are deeply saddened by this deplorable act. The Congressional Baseball game is an annual ritual that brings Republicans and Democrats together to raise money for charity. While we cannot speculate at this time on the motives, there is no justification for this senseless act of violence. I am deeply grateful for the bravery of our Capitol Police who were armed and able to protect everyone as they provided security for our Majority Whip.”

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